[brluglist] M$ virus writers are getting clever was Fwd: Internet Security
johnahebert at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 11 09:17:40 CST 2002
--- zenhonky at bellsouth.net wrote:
> Yep, this is a virus. Seems like they just added
> their .exe file to the bottom of a security
> bulletin. Here's what good ol symantec has to say
> about it.
Cool, thanks for the info. I realize after reading the
description of the virus above is that M$ has a long
battle on its hands, due to their policy of security
through obscurity. Most of their users are clueless as
to the kinds of changes made by that virus, whereas
Linux users would be a little more aware of those kind
of drastic changes when they are made, due to the
security model. The $64K question is: is Linux safer
from viruses than M$, or is a bunch of Linux using
hackers writing anti-M$ viruses?
The direction M$ seem to be moving in is to take away
privacy from their users via software registration and
PassPort, whereas open-source lets us keep our
anonymity, or at least gives us the choice (RH
network). Kinda ironic, ain't it?
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